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operations. yesterday, president obama hosted german chancellor angela merkel at the white house there they discussed the crisis. >> we're united in our determination to impose costs on russia for actions. as they move to restore order in eastern ukraine, it is obvious to the world these russianbacked groups are not peaceful protesters. they're heavily armed militants who are receiving support from russia. >> our guest is a fellow at the george washington university institute for public diplomacy and global communication. always good to get your perspective. punishing russia, is it going to be financial? is it the president at some point, do you see any indication he's going to be willing to go farther than just financial sanction, waver that may be? >> well, there are limited tools here. putin habs the strongest cards to play in this particular crisis. what happens in ukraine is far more important to russia and to europe than it is, you know, to the united states. the president has been able to inflick some costs on putin. the markets have inflicted some costs on russia. obvious
with angela merkel in washington. together they set a new trigger for broader sector based sanctions against russia. any interference with crucial elections later this month. >> if in fact we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, you will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> reporter: until now, such penalties against russia's energy, arms, banking sectors have been reserved for a full scale invasion. russia remains undeterred. russian officials say the ukraine's military operations in the east effectively can you tell ella deal reached in geneva last month to diffuse the crisis and they called for emergency session of the u.n. security council to highlight alleged threats to russians inside ukraine. to reassure the west and european allies, they're considering expanding and extending military exercises in the region. defense secretary chuck hagel said all members of the alliance, not just the u.s., must share the burden. >> we must not squander this opportunity or shrink from this chal
between president obama and angela merkel. michelle kai [s] [e] [r] has that store -- libby casey has that story. president obama and angela merkel stood side by side and spoke with one voice. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> translation: i agree with the american president. they are not an end in itself. combined with an offer that we want diplomatic solutions it's a necessary second component to show that we are serious. >> what form the sanctions are are not known. >> germany rles on russia -- relies on russia for gas. >> energy flows conditioned during the height of the cold war. the idea that you turp off the tap -- turn off the tap on russian oil and gas exports, i think, is unreallistic. >> barack obama said sanctions could hit the armed sector, finance or lines of credit for trade. the two world leaders held their first meeting in three years, the ukraine crisis bringing them together in a way ta looked
with angela merkel, the german chancellor prieto here are hits -- german chancellor. are his thoughts. [video clip] >> the individual that was subject to the death penalty committed heinous crimes. i said in the past there are certain circumstances in which a that theso terrible application of the death penalty may be appropriate. mass killings, the killing of -- but i have also said that in the application of the death penalty we have seem significant problems, rachel bias, an even application of the unevenenalty -- application of the death penalty. there were situations where individuals on the death row were discovered to have been innocent because of x go that because of that -- the cousin of -- because of exculpatory evidence. i will be discussing with eric -- to give meers an analysis of what steps have been taken, not just in this particular incidence but more broadly. i think we have to ask ourselves some difficult and profound questions around these issues. >> this was on facebook this morning where we posted our question at daniel lewis writes -- off of twitter
been reported, president obama, german chancellor angela merkel, they met yesterday. they were watching that very carefully. what came of that meeting? >> reporter: well, there were some significant developments, richard. president obama, german chancellor angela merkel announcing that they had agreed to move forward with sectoral sanctions if it continues to worsen after the may 25th election. i don't anticipate that we will see any new sanctions prior to that, but that is the date that you want to be watching for. so essentially another stern warning to russia. now the reason why this is significant, richard, is because there had been deep divisions between the united states and its european partners about this issue of sectoral sanctions. the u.s. wanted to move forward with them. european partners were hesitant because of course their economies are so tightly linked to russia's economy, particularly when it comes to the issue of energy. interestingly, when president obama was listing the various sectors of russia's economy that could be sanctioned, he didn't talk about the energy se
telling merkel in no uncertain terms, we want no sanctions whatsoever. then you've got caterpillar in the united states that just lost a $1 billion deal that seamans picked up by going to moscow, meeting with putin and said, hey, we're dealing. so you can't keep the europeans on board. the last order of sanctions the americans just put on this week after we said there have been consequences and they have been basically ripping up the gee neva agreement -- geneva agreement they made on ukraine, there is going to be consequence queens so tough that the russians market go up on them. us saying we'll isolate the russians, not a single brick, not brazil, india or china, that is listening one iota to our policy. the chinese just announced 5 billion more, the chinese development bank in developments in china. we can't isolate the russians. we can push them toward china. it's not in our interest. right now our coalition on ukraine is canada because they have a large ukrainian population and elections coming up and japan because they're japan. i like canada and japan, they're great countrie
, it was interesting, because the president has a news conference with the german chancellor angela merkel. you mentioned there was some testy briefs this weekend you. thought maybe there would be questions about that. there were two american reporters, two german reporters called on. the american reporters asked about the crisis in ukraine as well as the death penalty in the botched execution in oklahoma this week. big issues, but no doubt being front and center this week, you would have thought maybe somebody would have asked about it. it's a free country. they can choose to ask or not. but certainly there is a lot of people who have been wondering, you know, when the president is going to be asked about it more. he wasn't candid about it today in the rose garden. >> big news. ed henry at the white house tonight. thank you, ed. and while republicans continue to press for answers regarding the administration's massive cover-up of the benghazi cover-up, democrats now attempting to move away from the conversation and are doing so in some pretty insensitive ways. for starters, former nfc spokesma
, he's decided to move forward. >> the president appearing with angela merkel, the german chancellor. anything raised on benghazi giving the big news? >> no. throughout the week, there were various tv networks and newspapers and others pushing jay carney, pretty aggressively, about the new information on benghazi, and then just minutes before the news conference in the rose garden, you had this news by john boehner. partisan because it's a republican speaker saying i'm going to investigate it more, but getting pressure from the president of the united states. and two german reporters asked. american reporters asked about ukraine, a big deal, but the second question was about the death penalty and the botched execution in oklahoma. again, important issue, but with all of the news bubbling up this week, it's surprising it wasn't asked. >> yet again another attack today in syria on a compound there. americans not involved, but it reminds us no one has been brought to justice or arrested and it seems like over there, it's going to hell in a hand basket. >> it is. and nine libyan soldiers
intense since the crisis began. at the white house, president obama and german chancellor merkel, step up and threaten russia with more sanctions. >>> in afghanistan, a landslide burst thousands,. >>> and the economy is gaining steam. the unemployment rate drops to its lowest level in six years. the conflict in ukraine is getting worse. today the ukrainian army launched a preemptive attack on the eastern part of the country. those forces however armed with rocket launchers aimed an shooting down two helicopter pilots. when prowrg prowrgs pro-russian. >> purports to show what the residents are slovyansk and the pro-russian procrastinates who made the eastern city their base woke to at dawn. the ukrainian army launched what it described as a large scale antiterrorist operation. the apparent objective for now not to overrun the city but to form a blockade around it. some separatists said they were ready to fight. >>> i will fight with whatever i have, if not a rifle then i will fight with my hands and strangle them so they won't mess with my lands. >>> sophisticated surface to air missiles,
merkel at the white house to discuss a major escalation in ukraine. today saw the heaviest fighting in that country since a pro-russian uprising a month ago with at least 31 killed during clashes between pro-russian demonstrators and ukrainian government supporters. but if you are a republican in congress, the crisis is not in ukraine. no, the crisis at hand is the administration's response to the 2012 attack in benghazi. today, we witnessed a full-blown outbreak of benghazi fever. this morning, the chairman of the house oversight and government reform committee darrell issa, a man who has made quite a name for himself in the world of scandal mongering. subpoenaed the secretary of state john kerry because, because of benghazi. documents released this week and specifically one e-mail in particular have unleashed a wave of hysteria about a 2-year-old controversy. a two-year-old controversy that, by the way, the department of defense has already spent, in their estimate, thousands of man hours and millions of dollars investigating. and as far as hearings, oh, america, there have been h
merkel and president obama. >> well, sure. i've been to enough of these events where there's always a mix of questions out there. you have jobs numbers out on the economy today. health care has been a big subject. and when you're there with angela merkel, it's not surprising the first question from the u.s. press was about ukraine and sanctions against russia. that's something she's been front and center on. the second question was about the death penalty and that botched execution in oklahoma. this benghazi story obviously has been out there, front and center for several days. several networks, news organizations pressing jay carney that something as big as that -- especially since john boehner announced the special committee minutes before the news conference. you thought you'd get some questions on that. back to you, greta. >> oh! >> i know the difference. >> no problem, fred. see you. >>> the families of those who lost loved ones in benghazi reacting to the white house narrative, as well as that dramatic testimony from the military's top intelligence official at the time of the attack
on a devastating landslide and in afghanistan. both he and german chancellor angela merkel have tough questions on whether they can reach an agreement on stronger sakes against russia and whether they can bridge the divide between the u.s. and germany on nsa surveillance. president obama also faced a question from the international press about tuesday's botched oklahoma execution. on ukraine both leaders seemed amenable to the possibility of further sanctions that take direct aim at key sectors of the russian economy. sanction that is could potentially damage a sluggish european economy as well. president obama said it all depends on how deeply russia interferes with ukraine in the lead-up to its elections later this month. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and the destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> for her part chancellor merkel told the associated press -- the assembled press that, "the post-war order has been put into question by the actions of russia and vl
merkel will be meeting with president obama. it was opposed to start 20 minutes ago. it has been delayed a bit. once the house comes in for the pro forma session, no legislative business expected. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. he clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 2, 2014, i hereby appoint steve womack to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, christ church, washington, d.c. >> let us pray. god of all nations, you called all people to live lives of righteousness and justice. bless those who gather in this place, to those who lead here, grant the patienc
at the white house. jon karl is there right now. the meeting with german chancellor angela merkel, tougher sanctions against putin can't work unless she goes along. >> reporter: that's right. angela merkel is seen as the key player here. that's because germany is the biggest trade partner with russia. germany is russia's largest trading partner with europe. more than twice the entire trade of the united states comes through germany. as one senior official told me just a short while ago, there's no question that economic sanctions are more effective when they're done in coordination with europe. if the united states is going to go forward with another round of broader sanctions against germany -- against russia, germany has got to be there with the u.s. >> there's been a lot of pushback from corporations, both here and in germany. >> reporter: yeah. there's no question about that. germany has been a reluctant partner here. it's not just the corporations that have deep ties with russia. it's also oil and gas. germany gets one-third of its oil, one-third of its gas from russia. they have a lo
obama hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house today. the two leaders are expected to discuss tougher sanctions against russia over issues with ukraine. chancellor merkel is viewed as a pivotal figure in the standoff. >>> and a rockford, ohio, teen gives his great-grandmother the gift of a lifetime. austin dennison took his great-grandmother delores to his senior prom because she never got to go when she was in high school. this is great home video. start crying now, savannah. the two slow dancing together while the others looked on. an incredible gesture there. the night started with dinner at bob evans, one of her favorite places to go eat. the two, get this, they were home by 9:00 p.m. >> that's my dream night right there. >> just what her father said. better be home by 9:00. >> what a sweetheart. i just love that. what a great young man. he should be applauded. >> good man. >> not to mention he probably won all the girls after that. total ploy for the girls. >> should we turn to carson for the weather. >> no problem. let's check out the weather. >> exactly. ther
chancellor ainge la america angela merkel is visiting the white house. merkel is under pressure at home from german strips thatindustries that don't want to lose russia's business. >> now to the controversy over donald sterling. leon jenkins resigned last night after facing backlash. he chose sterling to receive a lifetime achievement award this month. >> that offer was withdrawn after sterling's racial remarks became public. and as we report sterling's health is suddenly an issue. >> reporter: just before the end of thursday night's playoff game, reported that disgraced clippers owner donald sterling is battling cancer. the news came as a surprise to clippers' coach doc rivers. >> didn't know it until just now. i don't have a reaction to that. i hope it's not true. >> my thoughts and prayers are with him. nobody deserves to go through something like that. >> we've got game seven coming up in los angeles. >> reporter: the news didn't appear to effect the game. the team still needs to win one more game in order to move on to the second round of the nba playoff
. >> angela merkel and president obama meeting face to face at the whitehouse. it's her first trip to washington since it was revealed the n sachlt was spying on her cell phone. the major issues? >> got to do something. >> the long road to recovery. millions returning home, surveying the damage left behind by those devastating tornados. >> backlash being felt after brunai en acts sharia code, it has some boycotting a hotel chain. i am stephanie sy. >> this morning, ukrainian forces trying to take back several eastern cities controlled by the pro-russian separatists. >> kiev launched military operations in the city of slovyansk. >> officials saying separatists shot down two army helicopters, killing one pilot and injure others. >> in donetsk where pro-russian separatists have taken control of the city's main train system. >> it began at about 4:30 a.m. outside slovyansk when units of the ukrainian army and to have launched the next phase in what kiev has described as an antiterrorist operation which has been in play in one form or another for several weeks now with units of the army
, at the white house the president will be meeting with the german chancellor angela merkel. his issues likely to come up in a news conference with reporters. the president is hosting the german chancellor for a working lunch and an oval office meeting. those nsa phone taps the situation in ukraine are also subject to dominate the conversation. we want to begin with the issue of benghazi because it has come front and center yet again. this morning inside the "the wall street journal" -- meanwhile, "the hill" newspaper has an item. one of the e-mails details national security advisor -- senator lindsey graham of south carolina calls roads e-mail a smoking gun that proves the white house tried to spin the facts at of the presidential election. that e-mail just part of the story. course hearing by house republicans and the house oversight committee. overseeing what was happening in north africa and the middle east. this is part of the opening statement. the chairman of that committee california republican darrell issa. >> some of the documents which were brought to light only days ago through a f
merkel to the white house. merkel's first visit to the white house since that report that the nsa had monitored her cell phone. later this morning, the two leaders will hold a press conference in the rose garden. >>> and a new report on the disappearance of flight 370 suggests the search was in trouble from the start with confusion, misinformation and delays. the malaysian government revealed that it took four hours to launch a rescue. and air traffic controllers didn't even realize the flight was missing until 17 minutes after it vanished. >>> and there's breaking news, now, from south korea. a collision on one of seoul's major subway lines. we're hearing one train slammed into another, which was stopped for mechanical reasons. there's dozens of people injured. we'll stay on top of this throughout the morning and bring you the very latest. >>> new, alarming details about this week's botched execution in oklahoma. the needle was inserted into clayton lockett's thigh, after no other suitable vein could be found. some of the drugs never made it into his system because a collapsed vein w
the eastern and southern parts of the country. president obama will meet with german chancellor angela merkel later today. >>> alarming news about greenhouse gases on our planet. new tests show the level of caon dioxide in our atmosphere is now at its highest in human history. one scientist told the san francisco chronicle, it is time to stop building things with tail pipes and smokestacks. >>> here they are. horses and jockeys getting ready for this weekend's kentucky derby. an unpredictable field this year. almost anybody could win in the two-minute race. prerace coverage begins at noon eastern, 9:00 pacific on nbc sports network. don't miss race coverage beginning at 4:00 p.m. eastern, 1:00 pacific, here on nbc. >>> in health news, a problem that keeps millions of americans up all night. now the fda approved a new pacemaker like device to treat sleep apnea. it happens when throat and tongue muscles relax blocking airwaves. the implant keep the air ways open by zapping them with an electrical current while you sleep. between 12 to 18 million americans suffer from this condition, which can l
cities from pro-russian separatists. >> angela merkel and president obama meeting face to face at the whitehouse. it's her first trip to washington since it was revealed the n sachlt was spying on her cell phone.
speak. all of this is happening as president obama and german chancellor angela merkel are set to hold a high-stakes meeting at the white house. and merkel may be key in finding a peace solution. she is one of the few people that many say has the ear of russian president vladimir putin. for more on this, this high-stakes meeting let's get to senior washington correspondent joe johns at the white house this morning. good morning, joe. >> president obama meets with german chancellor angela merkel at a critical time as both countries are trying to put more pressure on russian president vladimir putin to de-escalate tensions in ukraine. once again, the obama administration finds itself walking a foreign policy tightrope. no doubt they will discuss more economic sanctions on russia but at some point the real question is whether tightening the screws on a major trading partner ceases to be in the interest of the german government. >> joe, a bit of a turn. another problem, really one that's plagued the administration for quite some time now. i want to get your take on. new criticism coming at
merkel is saying, my corporations like adidas and others o'clock they want me to stop with the russian sanctions. >> i wonder if when angela merkel is in the united states, if she uses open table. >> i'm not really sure. >> i don't know either. >> i knee she's on linkedin. >> coming up. she's world class hacker who has taken down terrorists and saved the world on the hit show "24". but can khloe hack brian's computer. >> there is time. >> hold on! thank goodness. >> sweating it. >> khloe is in the house! >> what happened to tully? >> first, we are going too check in with bill hemmer for what is coming up at the top of the hour. >> that was written into the show, wasn't it? >> yes, absolutely. >> 'cause we're running out of time! >> happy friday. great show this morning. breaking news in all places. benghazi right now. there has been an attack in that city. details shortly. speaker boehner wants john kerry to testify about those benghazi e-mails. what happens there. who has a role in obamacare and paid? new numbers on that today. three years since bin laden was killed. why is al-qaeda g
journal" and unfortunately angela merkel is sending a message, "my top corporations don't want anymore involvement." >> i agree with fred, it's russian special operations. they're illegal and violating of the geneva agreement. but there are new sanctions that are potentially being prepared. i mean, i think the u.s. is looking at ratcheting it up to match what russia is doing there, but what we really want is for them to de-escalate the situation. >> but when you look at the record of sanctions, rick, through history, going all the way back to cuba and rhodesia and all these places, when they work, it takes a long, long time. >> i would argue putin is making fundamental errors that in the long run are detrimental to his country. the president has said there's no military solution to this so you have to look at alternatives. >> but you're being rational. assuming putin is rational. >> i don't think we should be irrational because he's irrational. >> no, but we have to find something rational to do. >> one of the problems with sanctions here is reports out this morning that russia is not
obama hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house. tougher sanctions against russia could be on the table, all this happening as the violence in ukraine escalates dramatically overnight. cnn has been monitoring a large-scale military operation being launched by the ukrainian military, all while russian president vladimir putin is calling on kiev to withdraw its troops from southeast ukraine, withdraw its troops from its own country, if it wants to keep peace. let's get more on today's meeting between the president and angela merkel. senior white house correspondent jim acosta filed this report. >> reporter: john and christine, german chancellor angela merkel's visit to the white house comes at a critical time. both the u.s. and germany have tried to apply pressure on russia to try to de-escalate the crisis in ukraine, the u.s. taking the lead on sanctions, while chancellor merkel has tried to use her closer relationship with russian president vladimir putin to resolve the crisis, but it's not clear whether those closer ties are helping. in a phone conversation that the two
>> woodruff: russian president vladimir putin today told german chancellor angela merkel that ukraine must remove its military from the country's southeastern region to resolve the showdown with pro-russian militants. this comes after the acting ukrainian president said his government's security forces had lost control of the area. james mates of independent television news reports from donetsk. >> reporter: they must have guessed what was coming. in a rare show of resistance, well-equipped, but clearly nervous, riot police decide to take a stand as a pro-russia may day march approaches. and in moments, it starts. sheer weight of numbers, driving the police back. first, they release some tear gas, but much too close to their own lines to be effective. then come stun grenades, thrown repeatedly into the crowd. it drove them back all right, but incited even greater fury. the police position was becoming completely untenable. they were forced back inside the building. this is the last official building, the last government office in donetsk that was still showing any loyalty to kiev. it is pa
chancellor angela merkel today, vladimir putin demanded that the ukrainians pull back their troops from the eastern region of their own country. i want to go straight to nick paton walsh near slovyansk. this all sounds like madness. what just happened? >> i think we're seeing a collapse of the central government's authority here in the east. during the day we've seen helicopters pass overhead where i'm standing. even as some of the pro-russian militant checkpoints on the outskirts of slovyansk are pulling back. those troops aren't particularly big, in evidence around here, besaw as you pointed out, violent clashes in the center of donetsk, the prosecutor's general's office there, 26 people injured. shots fired. the police who tried to defend the building, humiliated, stripped of their gear by the protesters who were extraordinarily violent. the city of millions of people which is now being taken over, here in slovyansk. i will show you now, jake, a video we filmed nearby, one of the checkpoints we've gone through. you see a better equipped soldier. we've noticed three or four of these t
about russia as well. president obama, of course, has been talking and he's got angela merkel a washington trying to figure out how to impose steeper sanctions on ukraine and russia. he has asked that u.s. ceo's not attend the st. petersburg former -- form. say she will attend anyway? >> i asked executives and she said indra nooyi's schedule is in flux. she is on the schedule to attend but they said no schedule has been finalized, that it is still in flux at this moment. olivia, thank you so much for covering for me there at new york headquarters. but does it for today in the program but our insight pepsico special continues all day long, including an in-depth look at the company's associate media strategy and the high-tech bush to connect to a new generation of younger consumers ♪. >> it is 56 past the hour, meaning bloomberg television is on the market. i'm julie hyman. let's look at the big stock stories we have been watching, to see how the stocks are moving. ford, the company officially announcing this morning that mark fields will take over from alan mulally when he re
. japanese prime minister shinzo abe met in berlin with german chancellor angela merkel. >> translator: we reached an agreement to urge russia to play a responsible role in the international community. >> reporter: the u.s. and european union have been trying to pressure putin by broadening sanctions against senior russian officials and companies. >> the european borders cannot, will not be changed through political intimidation or military force. and we have to be resolute in imposing cost. >> reporter: russian leaders have denied they're behind the turmoil. and they've criticized the sanctions. they say they won't retaliate, yet. foreign minister sergei lavrov says they want to give others the opportunity to calm down. but things seem far from calm on the ground in eastern ukraine. as the separatists expand their reach. government troops stay well away, manning checkpoints on the outskirts of the occupied region. to make matters worse, ukraine is deeply in debt. the international monetary fund has thrown it a $17 billion lifeline. >> we are trying to improve the situation so that the sta
regions there will help defuse the cries. he told that that german chancellor angela merkel. what are they saying about that. >> >> oppositions have hardened since the government in kiev announced more than onces it was going to carry out this anti terror operation, announce said a relaunch and a second phase. that's when the deaths happened here and the positions hardened. can the ukrainian military just pull out? i don't think so, because at the same time, the interim government needs to be showing it's supporters that it's able to carry out something, and able to at least try to put some law and order in this part of the country, which will be very difficult. >> thank you very much. >> the situation in ukraine is expected to top the agenda as german chancellor angela merkel arrives in washington today for two days of meetings. tonight, she will dine with u.s. senators, tomorrow meet with president obama. german officials say she will discuss the possibility of further sanctions against russia with the president. >> there are new concerns this morning that some of the victimses
on the square since the fall of the soviet union in 1991. german chancellor angela merkel visits washington this week for meetings with president obama and ukraine is expected to be the number one topic. both leaders are meeting in an effort to show the west is united in its resolve to take even tougher measures against russia if necessary. elections in iraq, the iraqi prime minister is crediting voters with delivering a slap in the face of terrorism by turning out in large numbers for parliamentary elections. today's remarks reflect nouri al-maliki's confidence that he will eventually get another term. the turnout was estimated to have been 60% excluding volatile areas where there was no balloting. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. years, c-span brings public affairs events from washington directly to you, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings and conferences and offering complete apple ii gavel coverage of the u.s. house all is up public service of private industry. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry 35 years ag
they're not represented by authorities in kiev. >> we have news of a phone call between angela merkel and putin. angela merkel is calling for help to free the military observes in ukraine. we were telling you about those. also president putin suggesting the withdraw of kiev's military unit from the southeast ukraine would be required. an end to the violence there and launch of national dialogue is also a point lavrov, the russian foreign minister was making a couple hours achlth that's the latest between the phone call between angela merkel and vladimir putin. >>> one of the great marine sites of the world could be lifted as a world heritage site in danger. that's the threat from the u.n. unesco because it's worried about the great barrier reef following the decision of dumping of millions of tons of sludge in this area. the government itself says it's committed to protecting the site. so it should be. stay with us here on bbc world news. still to come. a bit of a tango with a mango. why trade relations have been souring over imports of one of the kings of fruit. ♪ find yourself. in
. they have little doubt when it comes to solidarity, and standing up against russia. angela merkel will be there shoulder to shoulder not only with president obama, but the leaders of the n.a.t.o. >> while the government moved to implement the geneva agreement, russia has done the opposite. let's listen to that. >> i have to say to you not one single step has been taken by russia in any public way that seriously attempts to lively the spirit or the law of what was assigned in that agreement. in fact, it's fair to say they have further. >> meanwhile, n.a.t.o. officials are saying there's no indication that russian troops are pulling back from the border. insisting that the defence minister - there'll be no invasion. there'll be destabilising tactics, having it held as a threat. i think that's pretty much where we are. i don't think there is a diplomatic solution, that was negotiated by us and the russians at this point in time. russia made it clear that we made it important. they are there to not only intimidate, but in many ways control eastern, southern ukraine if not the country.
't gone for those tougher sanctions but he has a chance later this week on friday. angela merkel, the german chancellor, will be at the white house for talks. >>> looks like former governor jeb bush could be making another strategic move as he decides whether he will make a run for the white house in 2016. he'll be meeting with high-profile religious leaders next month, including our next guest, a rising star among southern baptist leaders who brings his own flair and a little pop culture to his preaching. dr. russell moore. great to see you. >> good to be with you, gretchen. >> i've seen some of your sermons. you do bring in pop culture. i think that's great because you are very relatable to all different levels of society. my question is, is your approach sort of a new way forward for christian conservatives? >> i'm not sure how new it is. in some ways i think it is very old. christians have always sought to maintain what jesus told us which is to see the world around us as a mission field and to speak to the people around us with both conviction and with kindness with both gra
morning's a packed agenda for president obama and german chancellor angela merkel. the two will meet at the white house on friday. the telegraph reports early this week u.s. and european leaders are expected to reveal an extension to russian sanctions, as the conflict between ukraine and russia escalates. the white house says the sanctions will be targeted on russian individuals and companies. washington has been pushing for tougher economic sanctions on russia, which would have a direct impact on europe. a preliminary report on missing malaysian flight 370 is coming out this week. contents of the report are under wraps, but it's expected to include a safety recommendation for the aviation industry.after nearly two months, the search for the jet has turned up nothing.all leads have hit roadblocks, and a u-s defense official told reuters the search could take years. in today's cover story... college athletes could be one step closer to unionizing... after an historic vote at northwestern university that could allow student athletes to earn more than just thousands of twitter
what angle a merkel has to say much more than what the obama administration has to say. they're also going along with small targeted sanctions, but the stakes are a lot higher for europeans. russia's strength with europe is ten times russia's strength with the u.s. >> schieffer: he could also cut off the gas. >> he could cut off the gas and that might not seem as much of a problem as we go into spring and summer but come into winter he has the ability to make it very, very cold indeed, especially northern europe. so they, i think, would like to take little baby steps along the way and hope that that will have an impact. they seem to be comfortable with the americans going harder and harsher, but i don't think that that will change putin's calculus. yes, the russian stock market is down. yes, the -- it hasn't changed putin's posture a notch. so it's going to take something of the order of getting russians out of swift which is this interbanking deal that allows banks to trade currencies with each other. if you take russia out of that union, then all of russia's banks immediately go in
. that from republican john mccain. the big question is going to be whether european allies like angela merkel, the german chancellor, they say they're mathewing forward with their own sanctions. but they've said it before and they weren't tough sanctions. so the president when he gets back to washington tuesday night, within a couple of days, he'll be sitting down at the white house with merkel who will be in washington. ukraine, front and center here in asia and will be as soon as he gets back to washington. >> angela merkel, very much a key player there. ed, thank you very much for that report. we'll tell you more about the growing crisis in ukraine. the u.s. and other world powers standing together vowing to impose new sanctions on russia and its supporters in eastern ukraine, possibly as ed henry reported as soon as monday. this as secretary of state john kerry is urging his russian counterpart to help support an effort to free a group of military observers being held by pro-russian separatists in ukraine. leland is donetsk with more. >> it's been more than 24 hours since those internatio
-- ms. merkel's comments came after president barack obama spoke to leaders of france, italy, and the united kingdom to support a new wave of sanctions against moscow. inwill hear more about that our next segment of "the washington journal" this morning." another story out of "the washington post" this morning. the company faces probes over .ortgage security it negotiates a multibillion-dollar settlement a deal may suppress the $13 billion that jpmorgan chase pay to the government last year. the justice department made an initial offer of $20 billion, resulting in several investigations. the bank rejected that offer and has yet to counter those people that are not allowed to speak publicly. if you want to read more about rick is in erwin, tennessee. thank you for calling. caller: i was listening and the comparison between san francisco and houston came up. disingenuousty comparison. houston is out in the middle of the desert. san francisco has nowhere else to go but up. they have to start tearing down some old victorians. whether this person was evidently jus
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